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extensions until after the election. >>> nancy pelosi praised the testimony of stephen colbert, steny hoyer hated it. which side is joe biden on? more from my interview with the vice president. o has been saving people money on rv, camper and trailer insurance... ...as well as motorcycle insurance... gecko: oh...sorry, technical difficulties. boss: uh...what about this? gecko: what's this one do? gecko: um...maybe that one. ♪ dance music boss: ok, let's keep rolling. we're on motorcycle insurance. vo: take fifteen minutes to see how much you can save on motorcycle, rv, and camper insurance. >>> last week senate majority leader harry reid postponed the discussion of tax cut extensions until after the election. speaker nancy pelosi has yet to announce if the house will tackle the issue before congress adjourns friday. if they squeezed in a vote before the last session it would be symbolic because there's no chance of taking up the bill before the election. vice president biden just told us he respects the judgment on the legislative strategy of the tax cuts. continuing with me now is keith
was glad he testified. steny hoyer thought it was embarrassing, the topic of tonight's rewrite. also ahead, "saturday night live" is ahead and jumping right into the midterm elections. the season premier turns its sights on christine, no relation, o'donnell. keith, live television is the only place mistakes can happen. >> you asked for it. >> we're going to be right back on "the last word." maybe you want to provide meals for the needy. or maybe you want to help when the unexpected happens. whatever you want to do, members project from american express can help you take the first step. vote, volunteer, or donate for the causes you believe in at membersproject.com. take charge of making a difference. >>> turning expiring bush tax cuts. for politics of it, i'll be joined again by keith olbermann. >>> nancy pelosi praised the testimony of stephen colbert, steny hoyer hated it. which side is joe biden on? more from my interview with the vice president. [ male announcer ] you are a business pro. lord of the carry-on. sovereign of the security line. you never take an upgrade for granted. and you
others didn't so much including house majority leader steny hoyer. >> i think his testimony was not appropriate. no, i think it was an embarrassment for mr. colbert more than the house. >> and he should not have been called? >> i don't know about whether he was called, but what he had to say, i think, was not the way it should have been said. >> steny hoyer calling it an embarrassment. >>> big story happening now, the future of middle east peace talks could be in jeopardy after israel's ten-month ban moratorium on settlement construction in the west bank expired last night without a compromise. to celebrate the end of that moratorium, jewish settlers broke ground on a kindergarten. still, palestinian president mahmoud abbas said late yesterday that he would not immediately follow through on an earlier threat to quit negotiations if israel did not extend the building freeze. and yesterday israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu called on settlers to show, quote, restraint and responsibility after the freeze expired at midnight. >>> still ahead on "way too early," the yankee
with house democratic leader steny hoyer. and the battle for the soul of the gop with former house leader dick armey and trent lott. i'm candy crowley and this is "state of the union." >>> this 9/11 was remarkable for its divisiveness. protests over ala planned islam cultural center blocks from ground zero. protests from a pastor in florida. protests in afghanistan and pakistan. >> we are seeing today riots in kabul, ris in afghanistan that threaten our young men and women in uniform. and although this may be one individual in florida, part of my concern is to make sure that we don't start having a whole bunch of folks all across the country think this is the way to get attention. >> joining me now here in washington, homeland security secretary janet napolitano, former homeland security secretary michael chertoff and former assistant for homeland security and current cnn contributor fran townsend. mouthful, all. let's talk about this preacher in florida, because i think what amazes me is we all sit back and go this is like one guy sitting in the middle of florida and the next thing we kn
. >>> plus, reaction from majority leader in the house, steny hoyer. he's with me off of the top tonight in just a moment. >>> senate minority leader, mitch mcconnell, i think this guy ought to watch his back. i think he's about to get waterlooed by tea party king makemaker senator tim demint. >>> christine o'donnell admitted she dabbled in witchcraft and once had a picnic on a satanic altar soaked in blood? am i reading this correctly? what were they have done with barack obama if this was the case? we've got talk about it. i'll tell you the lies that they're pushing about the president. and of course, we'll have that in "the playbook." >>> but this is the story that has he fired up tonight in the nation's capital. now, at this hour, the republicans are down the street and they're cooking up this scheme, let's say they want to cut social security, so we're all straight on this now. if they get the majority, they want to cut social security. they want to protect the tax cuts for the billionaires. and they want to choke off the funding of health care reform that, let's not forget is savin
author. >>> then, the house democrats push back. we will get reaction from majority leader steny hoyer. boehner, mccarthy and hoyer only on "fox news sunday." while president obama talks peace at the u.n., a new book details bitter struggles inside his war cabinet. we will ask our sunday panel about the president's foreign policy. and our power player of the week. a political whiz kid runs the biggest show in town. all right now on "fox news sunday." hello again from fox news in washington. house republicans unveiled this 45-page document thursday that lays out their legislative agenda. the plan calls for smaller and more limited government, repeal of president obama's healthcare reform and cuts in federal spending and extending bush era tax cuts to help create jobs. joining us exclusively today to discuss their plan, house republican leader john boehner and congressman kevin mccarthy who was the driving force behind the ledge. pledge. welcome back to "fox news sunday." >> president obama says it is the worn out philosophy of president bush. you do go back to the bush budget and would
nd. house majority leader steny hoyer says he doubts the house will vote on extending the bush era tax cuts before going home to campaign. he blames republicans in the senate for blocking the vote. >> the senate has refused to move forward on that issue. as you know, we have some 400 bills pending in the senate, 75% of which have gotten 50 republican votes or more but they can't move through the senate. >> reporter: democratic leaders wanted to allow tax cuts for higher-income americans to expire on january 1st to help reduce the deficit but house minority leader john boehner calls the inability of democrats to act on the tax cuts inexcusable. >> if we leave here and adjourn for the election without preventing these tax increases on the american people, it will be the most irresponsible thing that i have seen since i've been in washington, d.c. and of a been here a while. >> reporter: even more tax talk on the sunday news shows. top white house advisor david axelrod saying the white house will figure out a way to get middle class tax cuts extenned after the mid-term elects despite
ranking democrat in the house, steny hoyer saying americans should not expect to see a vote in the house this week on extending bush era tax cuts. instead the house will ayour honor journ for a month of cam can paining. on "fox news sunday" they asked hoyer if he will vote on the bush era tax color. >> i doubt we will. let me tell you why. the senate refused to move forward on the issue. we have 400 bills pending in the senate. 75 of which got 50 republican votes or more. they can't move through the senate. >> the senate leaders saying that the democrats don't have the votes right now to pass extension of the bush era cuts for middle income americans. the senate republicans standing firm saying wealthy americans should not be hit with a big tax hike either. >> this has been the tax rate for a decade. most think raising taxes could be the worst thing you could do. >> reporter: even more tax talk. david axelrod on abc said the white house will figure out a way to get a middle class tax cut extend ed after the mid-term elections. opposition from the housedomes, 30 that we know of. back to y
'll get reaction from majority leader steny hoyer. only on fox news sunday. also, while president obama talks at the u.n., a new book details bitter struggles inside the war cabinet. we'll ask our sunday panel about the president's foreign policy and our power player of the week. a political whiz kid runs the biggest show in town. all, right now, on fox news sunday. >> chris: and hello, again from fox news in washington. house republicans unveiled this 45-page document thursday, that lays out their legislature agenda. the plan calls for smaller and more limited government, repeal of president obama's health care reform. and, cuts in federal spending, and extending bush era tax cuts to help create jobs. joining us exclusively today to discuss their plan, house republican leader john boehner. and, congressman kevin mccarthy, who was the driving force behind the pledge and, gentlemen, welcome back to fox news sunday. president obama says your plan is nothing more than what he calls the worn-out philosophy of president bush, the exafact is go back to the bush budget and extend the tax cuts,
steny hoyer called it inappropriate and a "imembarrassment to colbert." >>> and now here's an early look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 10,860m, after climbing 197 points on friday. the s&p rose 23 points, and the nasdaq added 54. taking a look at overseas trading this morning, in tokyo, the nikkei rose 131 points, while in hong kong the hang seng jumped 221. >>> with the dow on track for its best september since 1954, the big question is will this month's surge continue for a fourth straight week. the answer lies with which way the economic data swings. on deck, investors will get an update on consumer confidence and spending along with updated manufacturing reports and a fresh look at home prices. auto sales data for september is also due and should be a little higher this month. >>> coming up on thursday, wall street will get another reading on just how much the economy grew in the second quarter with another look at gross domestic product. a sum of all the goods and services produced in america. >>> just this morning as expected, have a vendia, pulled its
. yesterday you had the majority leader, steny hoyer, talking about the possibility of negotiating with the extension of the bush tax cuts. barack obama is talking about negotiations. i think they understand it's time for them to get together. >> for the first part of our show we'll search for common ground. but ultimately there is one issue that both sides of the aisle can agree on, and that is being healthy -- well, we almost can agree on it. being healthy. you're going to be with me on this issue today. i appreciate your letting us do this. in two hours democrats and republican leaders will put politics aside, throw on their sneakers and take the "morning joe" bipartisan health challenge. >> we'll have friends of the show going to be here. from the white house we'll have seen your adviser valerie jarrett, senator john thun, eric kantor and all the young guns are going to be right here. >> so handsome. >> we can't wait for that. >> i wonder if their teeth will glimmer. >> they are being very nice to come on the show. mike ban cal, pat buchanan, gene robinson, jonathan capehart an
for january of next year. going to be a big huge mess. >> almost comical, steny hoyer says it's the bush tax increase. what do you mean it's bush tax increase? because bush put to them to expire in 2011. of course he didn't make it permanent. he didn't have the votes for that. speaker pelosi made everyone think they might force a vote on the bush tax cut. they'd have republicans on the record killing middle class on down tax cuts. they want them on the record for that and maybe cost them republicans some votes. but then steny hoyer goes no way are we going to be doing that, even if we have the votes in the house, we don't have them in the senate. my mom worked in payroll for a while and she had to handle everyone's taxes, new tax rules. they have until december 10th. every payroll department will be pulling their hair out, they don't know if they're messing up your paycheck in january. >> we heard a snippet from john boehner talking about this. he'll provide the perfect transition to the next point. listen to this. >> they've got time to bring a comedian to washington, d.c. but don't have
elections. nancy pelosi said that it could take place. but steny hoyer said yesterday he doubted congress would hold a vote because the legislation is stalled in the senate. regardless, both parties are using the delay as political ammunition before the midterms. on "meet the press" mike pens and chris van holland argued over whether or not tax cuts for the nation's highest earners helped create jobs. >> i think it would be unconscionable for this congress to adjourn without giving the bipartisan majority in the congress that wants to extend all current tax relief an up or down vote, even if they found some way to just extend middle class tax relief would be an enormous tax increase in january on job creators in this country. higher taxes won't get people hired. >> this notion mike is talking about, that you need to have these tax breaks for the very top to create jobs and economic expansion, mike, those tax rates are in effect right now. they're in effect right now. i don't see all this job creation as a result of those tax cuts. they've been in effect for nine years. at the end of those
two democrat in the house appeared, steny hoyer he doubts there be vote on tax cuts meaning that americans are going to have to wait until after the november elections to find out what their tax rates are going to be, on income, dividends and capital gains. hoyer says it's republicans support for tax cuts for the rich which is holding up a tax relief for everyone else. here is hoyer. >> if such is the sentiment it westbound speesh us on act but we have absolutely guaranteed there will be no increase in middle income taxes. speak and i said that. >> senator durbin also on the sunday show acknowledged today that democrats don't have the 60 votes needed to overcome a filibuster on extending those tax cuts making under $150,000. -- $250,000. >> they say especially business owners need more certainty. here is john boehner. >> as we leave here this week and adjourn for the election without preventing these tax increases on the american people it will be most irresponsible thing i have seen since i have been in washington, d.c.. >> reporter: and david axelrod on the sunday talk sho
the most news and worth watching is on the bush tax cuts an steny hoyer, the house majority leader made it clear they will not vote on extending any of the bush tax cuts, before they go home, for a month long recess to campaign, and then of course the election, and that will be left to a lame duck session, he says, well, we are committed and everybody should know in the lame duck session we will extend the middle class tax cuts, but, you have -- you have john boehner saying he thought it was utterly irresponsible and only adds to the lack of certainties, lack of confidence about the economy and the fact is that americans don't know for sure what is going to happen to their taxes on income, on dividends, on capital gains, inheritance, just three months from now at the beginning of next year, because that is the point at which all of the bush era tax cuts lapse. >> jamie: so much for planning that's fourth quarter of the year is upon us. what other issues do you think voters, who are considering what they are going to do, just weeks away, will learn from seeing the two of them debate. >>
, but to have steny hoyer, for example, come out and say this is the republicans' fault that there's a stalemate on this issue is preposterous. last time i checked the democrats controlled the whole congress and a big chunk of democrats saying we agree with the republicans on this. should tell nancy pelosi and steny hoyer something which is they're wrong and they should continue all the tax cuts, not just some of them. >> governor, what will the ramifications be if they actually go home on friday and they don't vote on this? they're going to go home and face the electorate and what's going to happen, then? >> well, i think the democrats will pay a further price for that stalemate. again, they're in charge of all the congress. they're in charge of the white house and it's within their power to make this happen and they're refusing to do it and they're letting politics get in the way of what i think most of the country, even most of the congress and a good chunk of the democrats agree would be good for the economy. extend the tax cuts across the board for everybody. >> sure. ok, so nancy pelosi a
a letter urging house speaker nancy pelosi and house majority leader steny hoyer extending tax breaks for all income levels not just households making less than $250,000 a year. over in the senate, virginia's jim webb and connecticut's joe lieberman this week brought the total to five democrats calling for at least a temporary extension of the tax cuts across the board. so, steve, how wide is-- widespread is this democratic insurrection on taxes? >> you know, paul, for the first time in my life i almost, i almost feel sorry for nancy pelosi. she's trying to put together this coalition, you know, last week stan greenberg, as you know, the democratic pollster, left the house democratic caucus and told the members, raise the taxes on the rich and cut taxes on middle class, what happened at that meeting according to my source all the members looked at stan greenberg and said he's not polling in my district. the truth is, cutting those taxes for everyone is what popular and i think the reason, paul, is that our message that we've been saying on the journal has really penetrated. if you rai
participate in every local primary. >> steny hoyer thanks, a central host stephen colbert to embarrass himself during his appearance before congress on friday. if he was invited to testify before was the judiciary subcommittee on undocumented farm worker spens. he spent a day working in the field. >> ike leggett warned of more possible budget cuts to prepare for a 10-15 reduction in their budgets -- 10%-15% reductions. a $200 million shortfall expected. >>> rainy monday morning, 64 degrees. saturday was like the millage summer. then sunday was like a new season overnight. and >>> it will feel like fall next weekend. there's a 100% chance of rain today. >> we need it. >>> >> 100%. it's great. live super doppler radar. we have a lot of road spray and wet roads. rainshowers not everywhere. most of the beltway escaping the showers at this time, but we will have more. getting a little break here and there. most of the downpours are on the eastern shore and over baltimore. glen burnie north into baltimore's when we have yellow -- will we have yellow, that is moderate rain. if we have an inch in bow
majority leader steny hoyer called it inappropriate and a, quote, embarrassment to colbert. >>> and now here's your first look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 10,860 after climbing 197 points on friday. the s&p rose 23 points. the nasdaq added 54. >>> taking a look at overseas trading this morning in tokyo, the nikkei rose 131 points while in hong kong, the hang seng jumped 221. >>> with the dow on track for its best september since 1954, the big question is, will this month's surge continue for a fourth straight week? the answer lies with which way this week's economic data swings. on deck investors will get an update on consumer confidence and spending along with updated manufacturing reports and a fresh look at home prices. auto sales data for september is also due and should be a little higher this month. coming up on thursday wall street will get another reading on just how much the economy grew in the second quarter with another look at gross domestic product, a sum of all the goods and services produced in america. >>> just this morning as expected, fre
has a statement before the president even gets to the podium in ohio. >> yesterday, we had steny hoyer and campaign committee saying we're not taking this up before november 2. "stimulus" is a bad word around washington right now and frankly across the country. no one wants to hear it and be near it. no one in cycle wants to touch it. $50 billion isn't going anywhere. i want to mention one thing about boehner, what is really interesting in a lot of ways the president is legitimizing boehner. he is running for speaker and wants to be speaker. is confident he is going to get either close to speaker or going to be speaker. i find it very interesting that the administration is giving some legitimacy to him. it makes me wonder if the administration doesn't perhaps want the house to flip so that come 2012, they'll have some fingers to point in the other direction. >> bret: wow. conspiratorial, erin on the panel. >> we're in charge of citizens here. >> clearly unbecoming. >> what about the charge from democrats, president included, there aren't specifics from republicans? we heard congressman
comedian steven colbert's appearance. senator steny hoyer blasted the much publicized testimony as "embarrassing." what he had to say is not the way it should have been said. if he had a position on the issues, he should have given those issues and not ask my personal opinion. >> colbert recently spent' day wocking at a farm field as part of the campaign by the united farm worker's association and invited by congresswoman zoe lofgren to testify about his experience. >>> the pastor of a megachurch outside of atlanta spoke from the pulpit, days after he was accused of sexual misconduct. bishop eddie long said he would fight the three lawsuits filed against him, but not empwas please with what they did and did not hear from the pastor. barbara hall with the story from atlanta. >> good morning to all our other guests. >> reporter: bishop eddie long of the 25,000-member baptist church knew sunday services would be ditch this week. the 57-year-old long made his first appearance since accusations of sexual misconduct surface the earlier this week. he did not specifically address the
: thank you very much, madam speaker and i rise today with majority leader steny hoyer to rice the alarm on the current situation in sudan and underscore our support for timely, free and fair referendum on the independence of sudan. let me begin by thanking the majority leader for calling this critical important special order and for his continued leadership on this issue, having led codels to sudan and having meetings with administration officials, having bringing in officials from sudan and south sudan for his continuing push for peace. i commend the majority leader, steny hoyer. . i was sworn into office in 1989, the same year that al bashir came to pow for the a coup in sudan -- came to pow for the a coup in sudan. i've followed situation since then. i'm concerned about what's happening now, the continued, emboldened intrans against of the regime threatens the peace. on january 9, 2005, members of the united states government, including myself, witnessed the signing of the comprehensive peace agreement in nairobi, kenya. it ended the ghastly, 21-year civil war between the north and s
heard various responses from steny hoyer saying this was an embarrassment and others saying this is what is expected. what did you think? >> i think it was washington theater at its best. we have gotten wrapped up in the political issue of immigration and this was a chance to call attention to it in a ways that never been done before. i've never seen so many cameras in the room and i thought it was wonderful. >> does it work to take that approach to this issue? >> i'm not sure what works. this is an issue that is such a hot-button for both republicans and democrats. everyone is staying away from it. republicans don't want to be seen as supporting anything that might help an immigrant. so i think in some ways it was a last-ditch effort to call attention to some that it is very important. there are serious undertones here but at a certain point you have to throw everything at it no matter what. >> it definitely packed the room. no doubt about that. how do you grade his performance? >> i thought it was wonderful. it was interesting to see if he was in character and there were other points w
didn't get her memo. here is what steny hoyer told fox news about colbert's testimony on my grant workers. >> i think his testimony was not appropriate. i think it was an embarrassment for mr. colbert more than the house. >> reporter: he was called by the chair. >> i think it was not appropriate. megyn: colbert appeared before the house judiciary committee last week discussing this one dave work on the farm as part of the united farm workers "take our jobs" program. the house speaker said she thought it was great. steny hoyer, the majority leader in the house not on the same page. right now the pentagon is in quite a bind over a book on afghanistan. the defense department buying 10,000 copies of this around veteran's memoir then destroying them, citing fashion a security concerns spending tens of thousands of dollars of taxpayer money. how did this book threaten our national security? >> reporter: the pentagon didn't say why it, such a threat, but they demanded the book "operation dark heart" be heavily redacted and the first public kissing destroyed. it was written by a lieutenan
maintain the majority, will she be speaker of the house? >> you know, i certainly will vote for steny hoyer before i vote for nancy pelosi if you are looking for a swing vote. >> greta: congressman, thank you. >> thank you. >> greta: next, the best of the rest. did you hear rush limbaugh talking about on the record today? did he hate our interview or does he have good things to say? we'll let rush tell you himself. we showed you jon stewart on the o'reilly factor. how about bill o'reilly on the daily show? the video coming up. plus, did you hear about boogate there are reports that sarah palin was booed on "dancing with the st [ male announcer ] millions of men 45 and older just don't feel like they used to. are you one of them? remember when you had more energy for 18 holes with your buddies? [ glass shatters ] more passion for the one you love? more fun with your family and friends? it could be a treatable condition called low testosterone, or low t. c'mon, stop living in the shadows. you've got a life to live. [ male announcer ] so don't blame it on aging. talk to your doctor and go to i
in ireland. i don't know if that's true. i'd like that stricken from the record. >> steny hoyer wasn't laughing. here he is on fox news on sunday. >> i think his testimony was not appropriate. it was an embarrassment for mr. colbert more than the house. >> and he should not have been called. >> what he had to say i think was not the way it should have been said. >> he should have gone further. you want your tooth pulled, go to a dentist. you want your leg pulled, call steven colbert. >>> why are republicans running -- you're watching "hardball" only on msnbc. words alone aren't enough. my job is to listen to the needs and frustrations of the shrimpers and fishermen, hotel or restaurant workers who lost their jobs to the spill. i'm iris cross. bp has taken full responsibility for the clean up in the gulf and that includes keeping you informed. our job is to listen and find ways to help. that means working with communities. restoring the jobs, tourist beaches, and businesses impacted by the spill. we've paid over $400 million in claims and set up a $20 billion independently-run claims
the next speaker of the house and then we'll talk to maryland's own steny hoyer, the house majority leader who will do everything he can to keep boehner as far from the speaker's office as possible. boehner and hoyer exclusively on fox news sunday. >> who is your power play this week? >> you've never heard of this guy, but if people were growth stocks, i would invest in this guy. his name is knick ayers. he's 28 years -- nick ayers. he's 28 years old and he's the head of the republican governors association for the rnc and the dnc. this is the rga, the republican governors association. he is the political whiz kid in town. when you see him on fox news sunday, you'll understand why. >> chris, thank you for the preview. we will see you and the gang for fox news sunday at 9:00 here on fox 5. >>> coming up next a college thought it had booked one of the hottest new rappers around. turns out, though, it was a big fakeout. we'll explain how the scam happened. >>> and in minutes on the news edge a hollywood style bank robbery, the heist that involved a kidnapping and a bomb strapped to a hostage
. house majority leader steny hoyer making fun of the name of the lumber company where the republican colleagues made pledge to america. >> ironic today, republicans are rolling out the agenda of fa failed bush policies at a small business, small business named tart. >> neil: ever wonder what the owner of that tart lumber company thinks? we find out in an hour. he's ready to to stick it to
'll have on steny hoyer as a counter point to that, the house majority leader. chris, do you see this pledge being used as a -- will it play out in campaigns? will they ask people to use it? not like having to sign a contract, but think they'll go in there and say i agree with this. >> no. i think this is a way to deal with a problem that they were seeing as the party or they were being accused of being the party of no. if you're a republican right now, i want to make this as little about yourself and as much as possible about the president, the democratic congress, and the economic conditions in this country. unemployment is high, deficits are huge. growth is slow. that's what you want to talk about. you don't want to talk about your agenda. >> chris, we look forward to that debate that you're going to have this morning. so thank you so much for your time. >> thanks, melanie. >> and you can catch fox news sunday at 10:00 a.m. right after our show. >>> heavy rains caused landslides in venezuela and other cities. 7 people were killed and dozens more were hurt. some were trapped wh
more than the house. >>> steny hoyer says stephen colbert and barry himself in a hearing before congress on friday. -- embarrassed himself and a hearing before congress on friday. >> 6:47 is your time and let's turn to the politico minute. >>> a. george washington university polls says its troubled times for the white house. >> good morning. >> it sounds like the numbers are bad for the white house all around. it sounds like a large number of voters said they would vote against president obama in 2012. >> only 38% says he deserves reelection which is pretty low. they're asked who they trusted to create jobs and restart the economy and congressional republicans by a 10% margin did better than president obama. he is doing worse than congressional democrats when matched against republicans. voters seem to have more faith in congressional democrats to create jobs than obama. >> it also talked about personality. this shows that his personality is more popular than his policies. what are the other personalities listed here? >> the reason he is hopeful in 2012 and it is so far away it
leader steny hoyer to extend the tax cuts for all brackets. the lawmakers are looking for more members to sign the letter and are expected to present it to their leadership tomorrow. bret. >> bret: mike emanuel live on the north lawn. thanks. the tax battle has put a new focus on the man who could soon be second in line to the presidency. correspondent james rosen reports on the sniping between the current president and the man who would be the top dog in the house. for the second week in a row, president obama zeroed in on the house g.o.p. leader painting him as unsympathetic to tonight's, teachers and state and municipal workers facing layoff. >> john boehner who wants to be the next speaker of the house, if the republicans take over, he specifically said well, these are just government jobs and they're not worth saving. now, it's just not smart from an economic perspective for us to allow a whole bunch of those jobs that are right here in the united states to go away. >> reporter: boehner made headlines last month demanding the president fire his economic team. mr. obama returned f
pelosi has to worry about, it's the democratic kind. steny hoyer says the party is immovable in favor of tax cuts for the middle class. what about voting for tax cuts for the middle class? maybe, maybe not. and the best speech given by an american governor in years and it's arnold schwarzenegger on tape. about the coke brothers. hey nick. how's it going with the website? going great, babs. made it really easy for customers to manage their car insurance policy online. well, you know that's why we have 24/7 support, so customers can call us anytime. [ in a robotic voice ] does not compute. error. [ all ] error. error. error. malfunction, babs. beep. boop. boop. ha ha. very funny. powering down. [ new guy ] we're not really robots. [ thomas ] i thought we were. [ male announcer ] want a great deal on car insurance? go to esurance. >>> the house majority leader insists he and the speaker are united on tax cuts for the middle class except that detail on whether or not to hold a vote on them. the governor of california calls out big oil and the rich by name including the coke brothers by na
of the union" and that was steny hoyer. he told candy, he acknowledged, we're going to lose seats in the house but he was confident his party waseeg to keep control of the chamber. we have something now called the cnn 100. we rk the top 100 house seats that are most vulnerable and we just updated the list this weekend. of those 100 seats, 85 of them are democratic seats, 85 of t 100 we consider the mos vulnerable democratic, 15 to republican. you can see right there. don, the mac number, 39 still. that's the number of house seats, the net gain republicans need to win back of the claim per. >> awfully tidy and neat graphic you have, but let's shift to the bush tax cuts. the man who could be speak he are, john boehner signaled today he would vote with president obama but only under the right circumstances. i want to you lisn to what he had to say and then we'll talk about it. >> if the oy option i have is to vote forome of those tax reductions, i'll vote for them, but i've been making the point now eefor months that we need t extend all the current rates for all americans if we want to get our
of representatives, steny hoyer. >> always good to be here, thak you. >> i want to start off with what will occupy your fall, and that's the bush tax cuts set to expire in january. and the administration has bee we want toeep them for the middleland any household making $250,000 or above, we will repeal them. what you have is the argument, bad time, not enough jobs out there and youannot create jobs by essentially raising taxes, even if you want to call these rich people. i want to introduce into the argument, smething peter orszag wrote, and he is talking about the idea of this huge deficit versus the huge jobs deficit. in the face of the duelling deficits, thbe approach is a compromise, extend the tax cuts for two years and then end them altogether. and by extending the tax cuts, he talks abo the rich. how about that? >> whaizt need to realize what was going to happen was put in place by the republicans in 2001 and 2003, to meet their budgets. and the president said we are not going to allow families to have a tax increase, period. families is the $250,000 and under people, which is under 98%
that stricken from the record. >> steny hoyer wasn't laughing. here he is on fox news on sunday. >> i think his testimony was not appropriate. it was an embarrassment for mr. colbert more than the house. >> and he should not have been called? >> i don't know about whether he was called. what he had to say i think was not the way it should have been said. >> steny should have gone further. you want your tooth pulled you go to the dentist, you want your leg pulled you ask steve colbert. they got what they asked for and it didn't help. >>> bp oil disaster, why are republicans running from getting subpoena power? president obama has signed into law a $30 billion package of tax breaks and hiring incentives for small businesses. the president is also calling for extending the school year saying america's kids need the extra study time to stay globally competitive. >>> top military commander in afghanistan says taliban leaders reached out to the government seeking reconciliation. >>> a heat wave gripping southern california pushing temperatures in los angeles to a scorching new record high of 113 degr
helping of sarcasm. some lawmakers reactioning to the testimony by stephen colbert last week. steny hoyer of maryland called it inappropriate and an embarrassment and that he thought the visit was more of an embarrassment to colbert than the house. we have all the testimony. if you would like to watch it, it is on myfoxdc.com. >>> possible running back controversy brew with the redskins perhaps. dave ross is here to break it down. >>> and then the new leg of the wilson bridge project is complete this morning. coleing up, we'll talk live with the project manager about what you can expect when you hit the roads. this is ahead of schedule by the way. >>> kennedy this morning all ready for the rain. he is fining it tough to get out of bed. seem like fall came upon us overnight. oh, kennedy. oh, he went away. we'll have an update forecast. just getting the cameras ready for that forecast. >> sorry. >> he is doing what a left us wish we were doing, snoozing. spectator slowdown -- what a lot of us wish we were -- he is doing what a lot of us wish we were doing, snoozing. building wind farms and
in the house think their party needs a shake-up. rumor has it that steny hoyer might take the reins. the democrat with the most to lose is prince harry reid. new polls show tea party favorite sharron angle is quickly closing in. asked if the election were held today, 46% would vote for reid, 40% -- 4 % for angle. tomorrow's gop senate primary race in delaware could leave another incumbent without a job. conservative christine o'donnell is leading longtime congressman mike castle by three points. here with reaction to the demses increasingly dire situation are authors of: mad as hel how the tea party movement is remaking our two-party system. scott rasmussen and doug schoen. 50 days away. every poll shows this is now becoming a political tsunami. >> that's correct. bottom line sean, the energy is the two parties. the reason why scott and i wrote the book the strongest political force in the america is the tea party movement. they've energized people in support of cutting taxes, spending, reducing debt, deficit and bringing government back to people's hands. that's not a partisan issu
, steny hoyer concedes that his party will lose some ground, but says democrs will keep enough seats to mainin a majority. >>> and white house adviser david axelrod confirms that white house chief of staff rahm emanual is considering running for mayor of chicago. >>> and delaware republicans will choose a candidate for senate this week in a race that will be the next big test of the tea party movement's power. moderate mike castle is facing a tough challenge from christine o'donnell has been endorsed bemo the tea party movement. >>> for the latest political news, cnnpolitics.com is the place to be. >>> men, busting out of their best moves on the dance floor. might be surprised -- i know, what a segue, that their favorite moves may not be appealing to women after all. cnn's josh levs has been studying this fascinating new study dancing. the mechanics of dancing and how people are looking at them. >> is this as perplexing to you as it is to everyone else, right? no one can about to understand what we're about to say. the researchers set up a bunch of guys out onto the dance floor and
boehner, chief deputy whip kevin mccarthy and steny hoyer will join chris wallace. majority leader hoyer says the house will vote next week on a bill opening the way for u.s. retaliation against china over its failure to increase currency value. the measure was approve today by the ways and means committee. supports say the inaction cost americans jobs. critics say the bill is an election year move to gain labor support and could lead to retaliation against american companies operating in china. sales of newly built homes had their second worst month on record in all. they were unchanged from july, but down 29% from last august. demand for durable goods was down 1.3% last month. stocks finished the week strong. the dow gained almost 198 points today. the s&p 500 was up 24. the nasdaq finished ahead 54. >>> a white house snub for a former insider on his wedding day. that's coming up later in the grapevine. straight ahead, a democrat and a republican try to out conservative each other. úúppxñ >> bret: in america's news headquarters tonight, we are back at fox's big board with 39 days to
. this is what's crossing right now. steny hoyer is taking shots at comedian steven colbert who appeared in character before a house committee last week to talk about migrant farm labor. he says that the testimony was inappropriate and more of an embarrassment for colbert than for the house. house minority leader john boehner thinks he's in line for promotion. boehner says if republicans regain control of the house in november, he's confident his colleagues will vote to make him speaker. and comedian bill maher has carried out his threat to release more old video clips of christine o'donnell. last night he showed a 1998 clip from his politically incorrect show. o'donnell said evolution is a myth and when pressed she asked "then why aren't monkeys still evolving into humans?" daddy bloggers. a growing force in social media these days. >> there are a lot of things that guys just don't talk about with anybody after the baby is born. we get a fair amount of traffic on articles about sex after pregnancy because the relationship has changed with that first baby. >> so what men really think in
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